The Mooring Resort Review
The Mooring Resort is a charming boutique beachfront property nestled on the serene Ao Yon Beach, situated on Cape Panwa, southeast of Phuket Island. This haven features 15 beautifully designed bungalows that are just steps away from a tranquil beach, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and centred around a swimming pool.
The Mooring Resort offers a truly unique atmosphere and the vibe is distinctively different from the typical Phuket experience. It provides a peaceful and timeless escape, with panoramic views of sailing boats anchored in the bay and picturesque islands in the background – a rare luxury on a bustling island.
The Mooring Resort Fast Facts
Hotel Summary & Guests Score
|The Beach||Direct access to an almost private little beach in Ao Yon.|
|The Hotel||15 bungalows near the ocean.|
|The Facilities||1 swimming pool and a beach restaurant just next to the hotel.|
|What's Around?||Nothing around the hotel itself, but there is a beach club, a superb rooftop bar and beach restaurants at a short walking distance.|
|Who is it for?||Definitely a hideaway for travellers seeking peace and quite by the sea, with just enough restaurants nearby.|
|Worth Noticing||The resort is small but the rooms are well designed. The team is great at facilitating your holiday to be as good as they can be!|
|Price||A bit high, but the location is worth it.|
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Nestled in the Cape Panwa area, The Mooring Resort is far removed from the crowded beaches and busy roads of the West Coast, where tourists flock to places like Patong and Kata Beach. Ao Yon Beach caters to travellers seeking a tranquil retreat by the sea. This beautiful bay is also an ideal launching point for long-tail boat excursions to explore nearby islands, such as Koh Lone, Bon Island, and even Coral Island.
Moreover, since the hotel is pet-friendly (a rarity in Thailand), guests can take leisurely strolls with their four-legged companions, further enhancing their holiday experience.
The bungalows at The Mooring Resort are beautifully designed, featuring a minimalist, refreshing aesthetic that immediately captures your attention upon entering. The simplicity of the teak wood furniture, doors, and windows is both visually pleasing and exquisitely crafted, setting them apart from typical hotel rooms.
Each bungalow has a private terrace or balcony and all the amenities you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
While The Mooring Resort doesn’t have its own restaurant, it partners with The Cove next door. The Cove is an inviting open-air restaurant located by the beach, nestled under the shade of trees – another understated luxury. The menu showcases a superb blend of Western and Thai cuisine, thoughtfully presented. Additionally, they offer a variety of soft drinks, beers, and cocktails, making it an ideal spot for a laid-back seaside lunch or dinner. The ambience is so relaxing that you should plan to take it slow and enjoy the experience!
Ao Yon Main Beach
Ao Yon Beach comprises two sections connected by a small pedestrian bridge. The Mooring Resort is situated on the smaller beach, within easy walking distance of the main beach. The main beach at Ao Yon is dotted with a handful of hotels, including a Beach Club called Flamingo, as well as Akoya Star Lounge, an upmarket rooftop bar and tapas at V Villas Phuket, and a couple of beach bars and restaurants, making it a delightful addition to your holiday. In contrast, the beach in front of the hotel remains consistently tranquil. Moreover, since the hotel is pet-friendly (a rarity in Thailand), guests can take leisurely strolls with their four-legged companions, further enhancing their holiday experience.
The team at the Mooring Resort speak perfect English and is happy to help organise your holiday, from motorbike rental to restaurant bookings and any boat trip to nearby islands. The hotel is on its own part of the beach, with a restaurant next door and some nice street food to enjoy nearby. On the main beach, guests can walk and enjoy a great rooftop at M Villas, Flamingo Beach Bar and a few other beach restaurants. The Panwa House nearby is a superb romantic experience for a Thai dinner in a heritage house by the beach.
The Mooring Resort Info
Location: Ao Yon Beach
Address: 106, Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 600 020
Swimming pool: 1
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the beach: on the beach
Distance from the airport: 44.4 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 22.7 km
Distance to Phuket Town: 11.7 km
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